From skipping sunscreen to not using a hair heat protectant, what may seem like small practices can leave lasting impacts on future health. - Image: LaserAway

From skipping sunscreen to not using a hair heat protectant, what may seem like small practices can leave lasting impacts on future health.

Image: LaserAway

Taking a trip down memory lane can leave anyone cringing, and when it comes to beauty trends, it gets even worse. Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by pencil-thin eyebrows! For Millennials, past beauty regrets have left their mark in more ways than one.

LaserAway surveyed over 1,000 Millennials on beauty practices they followed when they were younger that they regret now, focusing on five key areas: facial skincare, hair and makeup, health and nutrition, body skincare, and dental care. 

Key Takeaways

  • 85% are more cautious about the beauty practices they follow now than when they were younger.
  • 41% always research for expert advice on beauty practices.
  • 49% regret past beauty trends that they followed when they were younger.
  • The trends Millennials regret the most? Side parts, butterfly clips, frost eyeshadow, and body glitter.
The five most common hair regrets. - Image: LaserAway

The five most common hair regrets.

Image: LaserAway

It’s clear that Millennials have had their share of beauty regrets over the years, but hey, every mistake is just a life lesson in disguise, right? These faux pas teach us how to make smarter choices for our future selves.

Take a look at the full report here.

From April 24 to 25, LaserAway surveyed 1,003 Americans on beauty practices they followed when they were younger that they regret now. Respondents ranged in age from 26 to 42 years old and were 43% female, 55% male, and 2% nonbinary.

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